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September 20: Room Block Expires This Sunday!

Only 5 Days Left!
Deeply Discounted Expire September 25!
For previous events, NYSTIA was usually able to extend the room block rate past the intended expiration. But this time, we cannot extend this incredible rate ($199/Metro Queen) past
September 25. Don't wait until it's too late!
*NOTE: If you have any issues booking your room(s) at the NYSTIA rate
please contact our event liaison at the NEW YORKER, Darcy Schecht:

World Tourism Day One Week Away
Travel Trade Activation Workshop
- Tuesday, September 27, 10 AM to Noon -
NYS Marketplace Exchange & New York International Show Reception:
- Thursday, October 27, 4 PM to 7 PM - LEARN MORE

Incredible Value - Annual Meeting Offsites!
Wednesday, October 26
Experience NYC - 70% Savings!
Join us for a special itinerary visiting nationally and globally recognized attractions that highlight and remember the unique history, architecture, and culture of New York City.
Broadway Bound!
NYSTIA Annual Meeting attendees can add Broadway as another reason to come early! Choose between one of two iconic musicals, Wicked and Moulin Rouge!, brought to you by Broadway Inbound. 

Travel Shows:

Join NYSTIA at NYITS October 28-30!
NYSTIA has confirmed industry sponsorship with the NY International Travel Show (NYITS 2022) scheduled for October 28-30th.
NYSTIA will be exhibiting in the New York State aisle to maximize the Empire State's tourism presence with travel trade and consumer audiences. Learn more about how you can participate.
Also in October: Join Us At Travel Shows In Cleveland, OH & Springfield, MA!

Member News:

NYSTIA Notes Passing of Finger Lakes Tourism Colleague, Alexa F. Gifford
Alexa Gifford, an icon in the Finger Lakes Tourism industry, passed away on September 13 at the age of 58. Alexa, founding director of the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, former President at Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, and former Finger Lakes Visitors Connection Board Member, was regarded by many in the tourism industry as 'one of the greats. Read her full obituary.
New Member & Partner Introduction: Mark Preston at Adara, Inc. 
We are pleased to welcome Mark Preston, Senior Sales Director of Tourism at Adara, to the NYSTIA Partnership and Membership community. In this role, Mark leverages his nearly 20 years of experience supporting some of the largest DMOs, attractions, airlines, and OTAs throughout the US and the world. Read more...
Governor Hochul Announces $230 Million to Lift Nine Upstate NY Airports
Governor Hochul has announced $230 Million in awards to nine upstate airports for Binghamton, Albany, Watertown, Syracuse, Rochester, Ogdensburg, Saratoga County, Sullivan County, and Adirondack Airports. Read more...
Member Introductions: Lisa Santiago and Rachel Carr from Orange County Tourism
Orange County Tourism is excited to introduce its two newest team members: Lisa Santiago, Tourism Assistant, and Rachel Carr, Tourism Coordinator. Meet Lisa & Rachel...
Corning Museum of Glass - On the Canals!
Join the On the Canals program from the New York State Canal Corporation and the Orleans County YMCA of GLOW YMCA, to experience the Mobile Hot Shop as the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) takes live glassmaking on the road to Medina, New York Read more...
Call for Nominations:
NYSTIA Board of Directors
NYSTIA's Nominating Committee is seeking individuals interested in serving on our Board of Directors. Will you put your expertise, enthusiasm and experience to work for the advancement of New York State's tourism industry and your NYSTIA colleagues? Read more...

Advocacy Action Center:

U.S. Travel Action: Lower Visa Wait Times!
As of July 2022, the average visitor visa wait time for the top 10 countries for international travel was more than 440 days. If the State Department can quickly reduce wait times to less than 30 days, international visitation to the U.S. would accelerate by 2.2 million visitors and $5.2 billion in spending within 6 months.
Please ask your representative to join the bipartisan letter led by Reps. Dina Titus (NV-1) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) to Secretary Blinken urging the State Department to take immediate steps to lower visa wait-times. Take Action!



Updated Co-Op Guidelines - In accordance with our partners at I LOVE NY, we have updated our Co-Op Guidelines for submission of advertising materials. Click here.

NYSTIA's 2022 Co-Op Programs address digital infrastructure, market intelligence, destination management, group travel, and more! Click a program below to learn more:

Job Postings:

NEW: President, Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
The President's role is to develop and implement a comprehensive tourism marketing plan for the FTLA region and administer a cooperative...Learn more.
NEW: President, Fifth Avenue Association
The Board is seeking a President who can identify, develop and implement strategies to protect and enhance the power of the Fifth Avenue brand. The objective is to ensure...Learn more.

Whether you're seeking a new opportunity or sharing one, don't forget about the NYSTIA jobs board! You can also submit your organization's open jobs which we will post on our website and in this newsletter for the general public.